THE ORVILLE Season Two...

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Serveaux, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. imdbrefugee

    imdbrefugee Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    When will we know about renewal or cancellation?
     
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  2. tomalak301

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    If not soon, I think the Networks present their fall schedules in a couple weeks so maybe that time.
     
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  4. Serveaux

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    Don't think I've heard "Michael J. Fox" quite that way before.
     
  5. The Wormhole

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    :lol: MacFarlane telling Chad Coleman to stop pantomiming fellatio.
     
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  6. Serveaux

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    Seth will get along fine with Disney management...

     
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    Best acceptance speech ever!
     
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    Nice. I love Jack McDevitt.
     
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  10. Serveaux

    Serveaux Tasteless and unnecessary Premium Member

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    He's got my attention; I'll have to read one of his books.

    You know, one of the charming things about the finale was that it was a "for want of a nail" sort of story - way too often these cataclysmic alternate time line stories turn on the outcome of a battle, the death of an important figure, etc. There's just something gently satisfying about the fate of the universe hinging on a young couple bumbling through trying to sort out their romantic lives.

    Everybody and everything matters.
     
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    I liked it too. It was universally relateable and also showed that even what appears mundane can be high stakes.
     
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    Jack McDevitt is great when it comes to involving archaeological mysteries in space. My main criticism of him is he does no worldbuilding. For example, the Alex Benedict series is supposedly 9,000 years in the future, but culturally indistinguishable from white-bread middle-class America - to the point that 20th century popular music has survived several dark ages.
     
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  13. Serveaux

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    Sounds like something I'd enjoy.

    I was pretty fond of the Tour of the Merrimack books for awhile.
     
  14. Mr Awe

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    Jack McDevitt writes great stuff! One of my favorites. For comparison, his writing style is similar to Asimov's, although their favorite themes are very different. If you like history, archaeology, and science fiction, McDevitt is for you!
     
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    If you like to read one I recommend “A Talent for War”
     
  16. Scout101

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    Interesting, may check that out. Just recently read Adrian Tchaikovsky's Children of Time, and somewhat similar idea, so may check him out. sci fi plus archeology is a fun theme to dig into (pun intended)

    On the plus side, if Children of Time is of interest to you, there's a sequel that comes out in 2 weeks...
     
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  17. Cyrus

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    Agreed. Asimov is my all time favorite writer, and probably why I also love McDevitt. They both have this clear easy to read writing style, are great story tellers and like to write science fiction mysteries.

    Probably one reason I like him. Worldbuilding stuff tend to bore me. I just want to read a good story.
     
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    The Priscilla Hutchins series is similar. Basically, he's a Golden Age writer living in the 21st century, which is why people (like me) who love writers like Clarke and Asimov enjoy his stuff. Just as much of Golden Age SF was 1950s culture extrapolated into the future, McDevitt is the 2000s extrapolated into the future. Essentially, the world outside your window, except with spaceships. So, while white-bread, middle-class America isn't quite right, it is definitely a more comfortable environment than Cyberpunk or nanotechnomania, or even Steampunk-- all of which I also love, but McDevitt's world is one I'd like to live in. The only criticism that I've had of his books of late is his depiction of alien civilizations, which are a little less exotic than I'd like.
     
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    I loved Children of Time and I had no idea there was going to be a sequel!
     
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    $2.99 via the Kindle Store. Picked it up.
     
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